Pollyanna is a psychiatric service dog in training. Her job is to support children who have anxiety or fear associated with going to the dentist and help children with disabilities have a successful treatment process.
Pollyanna, or "Polly" as most kids call her, comes to work with Dr. Shelby every day and loves kids. She loves to lay with patients as they are treated and play with them afterwards. Patients that have a history of difficult treatment are changed when Polly is around. They can pick her up and walk to the chair without trouble, preventing resistance and making the office atmosphere happier. Parents who have had reservations about taking their children to the dentist are more open to going to Dr. Shelby's office because of Pollyanna.
For the parents with health and allergy concerns, please contact Dr. Shelby.